Tuesday 2 December 2014

Paws-itively Great! and Workshop Details

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I ran a piece of Chestnut Card through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Rambling Blossoms Embossing Folder. I rubbed Autumn Bronze Gilding Wax all over the embossed design and then rubbed Cast Bronze over too. Once dry, I buffed it up using a dry wet wipe.

For the panels, I did the Caught in Crystal Technique. You can see a pictorial tutorial on how to do this on Sue's Blog here. I used Creative Expressions Heat Emboss Acetate, Cosmic Shimmer Clear Lacquer Varnish, Alcohol Inks - Pebble, Rust & Latte, Dark Bronze Mica Powder from the Cosmic Shimmer Metallics Mica Spray Set and Gunmetal Cosmic Shimmer Polished Silk Glitter. Once dry, I cut it into panels. I dusted each piece with my Anti Static Bag and stamped the Kitten Treats A6 Background using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I matted them all onto Milk Card.

I stamped the Triplets onto Milk Card using Perfect Medium and embossed with Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Card Creator Distressed Edges and inked through the die with Vintage Photo.

I stamped the sentiment from the Paws-itively Great Clear Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Gold Detail Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Ovals Large and inked through the die with Vintage Photo.

I assembled the card as shown adding a Cream 8mm Pearl to the corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Ivory PVA around the edges.

My next workshops at Creative Expressions HQ is on Thursday January 15th. There are 2 workshops. Both workshops will use the new Colours by Phill Martin Graceful Collections (and no - I'm not on commission!). Attendees can choose whichever colour from the collection they wish as both projects are made from Coconut White Card.

The morning workshop is this card -

  The afternoon workshop is this card -

Bookings are already being taken. If you're interested, please contact Tracey on 01536 481778 for more details.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia. Just lovely Thank you take care Kitty.

  2. Morning Julia s great card I love using the caught in crystal technique it is so much fun and you never quite how it will turn out xx

  3. Morning Julia
    Yes the Caught in Crystal technique is fun and quite amazing! Lovely card!
    Sheila x

  4. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous as are the cards for the workshops. You are a very talented lady. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

  5. Morning Julia and all crafters, 3 lovely cards today, I so wished I lived nearer and
    could get to your workshops, what a laugh it would be.

    Have a great Tuesday everyone, keep safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

  6. Great card Julia, the background is just superb!
    Cute little stamp,

  7. Beautiful card love the foiling xx hazel

  8. Morning Julia, another gorgeous card very autumnal love it, and
    two beautiful cards for your workshop lucky people.
    Nancyd xx

  9. Three beauties today Julia thank you I'm sure there's not only June and me wish we lived nearer your workshops love June xxxxx

  10. What beautiful cards Julia and yes wish I lived nearer so I could attend the workshops. It would be a lovely pick me up after Christmas. maybe one day. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

  11. Hello Julia, Today's card is absolutely stunning. I love the colours and all the add on's mica, wax ect all can be seen and add so much depth to the card. Thank you so much. I will be trying this card out very soon.
    X Ros

  12. Morning Julia, Love the background with the gilding wax rubbed on, love the caught in crystal technique, and loving the sumptuous colours !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  13. Lovely card Julia, as I'm a newbie crafter I will now pop over to Sue's blog to checkout the caught in crystal technique. The two work shop cards are exquisite.
    Lynne x

  14. A purrfectly lovely card.

    Oh dear after my posts about Phill's new colours you are doing a workshop - you little devil - I will have to phone Tracey now to book a place!

  15. Morning Julia,
    Just lovely.

  16. Morning Julia, great card. Love these cats they are so cute. Kind regards Joanne K x

  17. Gorgeous cards Julia, love the caught in crystal effect.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  18. Lovely effects The cats look very cheeky! Butter wouldn't melt hee hee!

  19. Lovely card Julia I love those little fat cats.
    I really wish I could attend one of your workshops but I live to far away.
    Hugs to all
    Michelle xxxx

  20. Hi Julia

    Cat card is terrific and workshop cards look amazing. Shame me and travelling aren't friends!


    T x

  21. Hi Julia, what a great card, and I so love the panels with this technique. Love the cards you are doing in the workshops too. Next year will be abetter year and I will attend at least one. take care Bx


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